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city. after the san francisco mayor and supervisor harvey milk were shot dead in 1978. that is how dianne feinstein became mayor of san francisco in 1978. and that's what she was talking about today. to ted cruz when she talked about seeing the bodies. an incident in which she had to put her fingers into the bullet holes to try to find a pulse that she did not find. san francisco was a stunned city again in 1993 when a gunman walked into an office at 101 california street holding a pair of semiautomatic weapons. he had modified them so they could fire even faster your typical semiautomatic weapon. with those weapons he killed eight people and wounded six others before he killed himself. it was in reaction to that massacre at 101 california that then senator dianne feinstein led the national fight for an assault weapons ban. in 1994, and at the time, nobody said it would pass. but it did pass and it was in effect for ten years. while the constitution survived and everything. president george w. bush and the republican controlled congress let that law expire ten years later in 2004.
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, california, oakland and san francisco. oakland and san francisco collected hundreds of guns. they paid hundreds of dollars for each one of them. in brooklyn new york, in december, the police department and district attorney's office co-sponsored a gun buyback. again they got hundreds of guns off the street. baltimore, maryland, police officers traded grocery store gift cards for guns. and in los angeles, the city's gang-reduction unit sponsored a gun buyback program that brought in 2,000 weapons. orange county, new york. the sheriff's office there ran a buyback program that ran for three months state, $150 for any gun turned in, ran for three months straight. that's the haul they got. fremont, new jersey, a gun buyback. at the city's fire training facility. paying more than $150,000 in exchange of rifles and assault rifles. santa clara county, california, has had two gun buyback programs just this month. the county provided the money to exchange for the guns. last weekend, atlantic city, new jersey, their guns for cash buyback in atlantic was the second most successful in state history
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doesn't want to step out of the closet, we open the door for them. >> the whole state is in san francisco, harvey. >> yeah. >> harvey, that could be really dangerous. there is such a thing as a right to privacy. >> in this moment at this time, i'm not saying this as a supervisor, try tell willing the truth for a change. if there is anyone in this room right now who hasn't told their family, friends, employers, do it now. >> my folks know already. >> my dad doesn't know yet. >> thif they know, they know on of us. >> when a gay person comes out to their parents and perhaps the t is tentative and conditional and as they become more comfortable with a gay child and they say their gay child in relationships and he is their heartache and pain if the same and they see the love and commitment is the same as their straight children and that can radically trance farm family and it's our super power. >> rob portman. i is a republican senator from ohio. first as member of the house or one of his major legislative victories in the 199 0es is the defensive marriage act. he is defin rob /* rob
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't want to step out of the closet, we open the door for them. >> the whole state is in san francisco, harvey. >> yeah. >> harvey, that could be really dangerous. there is such a thing as a right to privacy. >> privacy. in this moment at this time, i'm not saying this as a supervisor, try to seize the enemy. and if you want real political power, if that's what you want, try telling the truth for a change. sign here. if there is anyone in this room right now who hasn't told their family, friends, employers, do it now. >> my folks know already. >> my dad doesn't know yet. >> they vote for us 2-1, if they know they know one of us. >> when a gay person comes out to their parents and perhaps the acceptance initially is tentative and conditional, and as they become more comfortable with having a gay child or they see their gay child in relationships, they see their gay child have a breakup and see that the pain and the heartache is the same and when they see thy gay child in successful relationships they see the love and commitment is the same as their straight children and that can really